The Classroom Bookshelf
October 5, 2022 by Betsy Bird
If you like goats and you like Jon Klassen/Mac Barnett, this is the interview for you. We talk about why this fairy tale is more modern in its construction, who the true main character is, and more.
July 24, 2019 by Betsy Bird
In 2019 we will see the publication of three picture books that all shouldered a unique challenge: How do you turn a child's propensity for asking "Why?" all the time into a story? It almost sounds like a writing exercise when I put it that way.
July 3, 2019 by Betsy Bird
The time has come, dear readers, to update the Complete Listing of All Public Children's Literature Statues in the United States once again. If you happen to know of an obscure one that I could be missing, lay it on me and I'll add it to the upcoming updated post.
March 4, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Folks, it's time to have a reckoning when it comes to Anne Carroll Moore.
September 16, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Fast fast, like lightning, fast! It’s a Fusenews round-up of epic quickie proportions! First up, my buddy Warren Truitt used to work with me in the Central Children’s Room of New York Public Library. Then he moved to Alabama. He’s kept busy, since that time with a long-term personal project. This one man machine […]
April 10, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Today we begin with something depressing (happy Sunday, everybody!). On April 4th, all of five days ago, the lovely blog Geekmom (which appears to be an offshoot of Geekdad) premiered the new Adam Rex / Mac Barnett book trailer for their upcoming picture book How This Book Was Made. When you see this trailer you […]
March 20, 2016 by Betsy Bird
You know that nightmare you have where you’re up on a stage and you suddenly realize you have to give a TED talk but you have absolutely no idea what the subject is and you’re pretty sure you don’t have the little remote that’ll allow you to flip between slides anyway? That one? You don’t […]
September 29, 2013 by Betsy Bird
The exciting news this week was that I got to host a couple panels regarding Banned Books (it being the week of ’em and all). The first was at the Brooklyn Book Festival with David Levithan, Francesca Lia Block, and Lauren Myracle. I then cannibalized my own questions and used them in this, a Google+ […]
July 28, 2012 by Betsy Bird
At approximately 9:22 EST on Friday, July 27th I sent the following Tweet to the interwebs: These are the kinds of serious thoughts that course through my brain on a given morning. I might hear a One Direction song (yes, I’m a 34-year-old mother, what of it?) and think “That song could be a lot […]
April 1, 2012 by Betsy Bird
And by “edition” I mean that my April Fool’s joke of the day is that I’m not doing anything that has even the slightest connection to April Fool’s Day. Surprise! Don’t worry. You’ll see plenty of stuff around the web to fool you ah-plenty. Remember the day. Now sit back for a treat. Bloody ‘ell. […]
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